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Terry Gilliam Triple Bill plus Q&A
December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm$13 – $15
Director Terry Gilliam appears in person following a screening of his most recent film, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE. Also on the triple bill are TIME BANDITS and THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN.
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE. 2018, Screen Media Films, 132 min, Dir: Terry Gilliam
Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoemaker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth - a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?
TIME BANDITS. 1981, Janus Films, 110 min, UK, Dir: Terry Gilliam
When 11-year-old history buff Kevin discovers a time-and-space portal in his bedroom wall, a band of dwarves takes him on a series of rousing, funny and scary quests, where they meet Robin Hood, Napoleon and Agamemnon and search for "The Most Fabulous Object in the World." As the Chicago Reader's Dave Kehr pointed out at the time of its release, "All the hidden themes of the Disney films … are made brutally, and often hilariously, explicit. The film is resolutely, passionately anti-adult, yet much of the humor has an adult sophistication and edge to it; this is one kids' movie that doesn't condescend."
THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN. 1988, Sony Repertory, 126 min, UK, Dir: Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam's third fantasy film (following TIME BANDITS and BRAZIL) is yet another terrific children's film that is just as entertaining (if not more so) for adults. The mythical Baron Munchausen (John Neville) materializes after a heinous performance of his life story and sets off with pint-sized gamine Sally (Sarah Polley) to save a city in trouble, stopping off along the way for encounters with Oliver Reed, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Uma Thurman and Robin Williams as the Moon King. "The worlds Gilliam has created here are like the ones he created in his animations for Monty Python - they have a majestic peculiarity. And you're constantly amazed by the freshness and eccentricity of what is pushed in front of your eyes." -Hal Hinson, Washington Post.